Nieves, Simon Present at AACU Conference
By Holly Foster 315-859-4068
February 5, 2012
Digital Humanities Initiative co-directors Angel David Nieves and Janet Simons presented at the annual American Association of Colleges and Universities 2012 meeting in Washington, D.C., in January. The presentation was titled "Curricular Connections to Humanities Research: DHi's CLASS Program."
The panel in which they participated was featured in Inside Higher Ed in an article titled "Behind the Digital Curtain."
In the article, Nieves noted that having undergraduates work with metadata and design databases and search tools can help demonstrate how arguments and biases inhere in interface design and search logarithms,. When curators are king, “seeing the black box as not just a way of organizing information, but also a way of delivering an argument -- that [discovery tools are] not neutral -- is really important,” said Nieves.